Social Prescribing

New Connections is the Social Prescribing service for the Derbyshire Dales, based at Derbyshire Dales CVS.

What is Social Prescribing?

Social Prescribing is a way of supporting and improving people’s health and wellbeing outside of traditional medical settings.

In the Derbyshire Dales, GP’s, nurses and other primary health professionals can refer someone to New Connections, who will start by having a conversation with the person about what matters to them. From there, the person will be introduced to activities, groups or services that enable them to get the most out of life.

We link people to:

  • Services that help with housing, employment, benefits or money.
  • Ways to connect with people and activities in your local community.
  • Organisations which help you manage your particular situation or health-condition.
  • Ways to give your time to help others.
  • Ways to be active.
  • Ways to improve overall health and wellbeing alongside health services.

Watch this video for more examples of how Social Prescribing could benefit you:

Who can be involved with Social Prescribing?

Whatever stage of life someone is at, Social Prescribing can enable them to make changes that improve their health and wellbeing. In the Derbyshire Dales, New Connections supports anybody over the age of 18.

Community and voluntary groups and Social Prescribing

The local community is vital Social Prescribing. We are lucky to link people with a wide range of activities and groups. If you are a group wanting to welcome new members, we’d love to have a chat with you about getting involved.

Zoe Beesley – Social Prescribing Development Worker – Darley Dale and Matlock.

    • Email
    • Telephone 07483 104119

Harriet Brown – Social Prescribing Development Worker – South Dales.

    • Email
    • Telephone 07483 329396

Grace Innes – Social Prescribing Development Worker – South Dales.

    • Email
    • Telephone 07984 748409

Debbie Rushworth – Social Prescribing Development Worker – Bakewell and Hope Valley

    • Email
    • Telephone 07483 126823